But What Do I Know? . . . Tommy Lasorda, Michael Burgess, Mark Teahen

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda once said, “Listen, if you start worrying about the people in the stands, before long you’re up in the stands with them.” Well, it’s a good thing that Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos and manager JohnContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Tommy Lasorda, Michael Burgess, Mark Teahen”

Former Expos manager Jim Fanning becomes a Canadian citizen at age 84

*Courtesy of http://www.baseballhalloffame.ca After living 43 years in Canada while carrying a U.S. passport, Jim Fanning officially became a Canadian citizen at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday in a ceremony in London, Ontario. The spirit-lifting honour couldn’t have come at a better time for the former Montreal Expos boss and current ambassador of baseball for theContinue reading “Former Expos manager Jim Fanning becomes a Canadian citizen at age 84”

Top Canadian Baseball Stories of 2010 – Part 1

Happy New Year! With the calendar now turned to 2011, here’s part one of my look back at the top Canadian baseball stories of 2010 (in no particular order): Votto wins NL MVP, Lou Marsh and Tip O’Neill awards After battling anxiety and depression in 2009, Etobicoke, Ont., native Joey Votto’s 2010 season was nothingContinue reading “Top Canadian Baseball Stories of 2010 – Part 1”